Hidden landscape of an Anderson insulator

Computing spectra without solving eigenvalue problems
Authors: Douglas N. Arnold, Guy David, Marcel Filoche, David Jerison, and Svitlana Mayboroda
SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 41, B69 (2019); DOI: 10.1137/17M1156721

Recommended with a commentary by Carlo Beenakker, Leiden University
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Rydberg atoms, topological order and quantum magnets

1. Observation of a symmetry-protected topological phase of interacting bosons with Rydberg atoms
Authors: Sylvain de Léséleuc, Vincent Lienhard, Pascal Scholl, Daniel Barredo, Sebastian Weber, Nicolai Lang, Hans Peter Büchler, Thierry Lahaye, and Antoine Browaeys
Science 365, 775–780 (2019); DOI: 10.1126/science.aav9105

2. Synthetic three-dimensional atomic structures assembled atom by atom
Authors: Daniel Barredo, Vincent Lienhard, Sylvain de Léséleuc, Thierry Lahaye, and Antoine Browaeys
Nature 561 79-82 (2018); DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0450-2

Recommended with a commentary by Thierry Giamarchi, University of Geneva
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Driving assembly far from equilibrium

1. Design principles for nonequilibrium self assembly
Authors: Michael Nguyen and Suriyanarayanan Vaikuntanathan
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 113, 14231-14236(2016); DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1609983113

2. Dissipation induced transitions in elastic strings
Authors: Michael Nguyen and Suriyanarayanan Vaikuntanathan

Recommended with a commentary by Michael F. Hagan, Brandeis University
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Return of the Hexatic : A Quantum Vortex Fluid?

1. Melting of the Vortex Lattice through Intermediate Hexatic Fluid in an a-MoGe Thin Film
Authors: I. Roy, S. Dutta, A. N. R. Choudhury, S. Basistha, I. Maccari, S. Mandal, J. Jesudasan, V. Bagwe, C. Castellani, L. Benfatto, and P. Raychaudhuri
Phys. Rev. Lett., 122, 047001 (2019); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.047001

2. Evidence of Quantum Vortex Fluid in the Mixed State of a Very Weakly Pinned a-MoGe Thin Film
Authors: S. Dutta, I. Roy, S. Mandal, S. Basistha, J. Jesudasan, V. Bagwe, and P. Raychaudhuri

Recommended with a commentary by Daniel Arovas, University of California, San Diego
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Viscoelasticity Cannot Create Stability

1. Delayed instabilities in viscoelastic solids through a metric description
Authors: E. Urbach and E. Efrati

2. The metric description of viscoelasticity and instabilities in viscoelastic solids
Authors: E. Urbach and E. Efrati

Recommended with a commentary by Sam Dillavou and Shmuel Rubinstein, Harvard University
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Observation of Helical Edge Transport in a Screened Graphene

Helical quantum Hall phase in graphene on SrTiO3
Authors: Louis Veyrat, Corentin Déprez, Alexis Coissard, Xiaoxi Li, Frédéric Gay, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Zheng Han, Benjamin A. Piot, Hermann Sellier, and Benjamin Sacépé

Recommended with a commentary by Leonid I. Glazman, Yale University
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Robots in a condensed matter lab

1. Automated tuning of inter-dot tunnel couplings in quantum dot arrays
Authors: C. J. van Diepen, P. T. Eendebak, B. T. Buijtendorp, U. Mukhopadhyay, T. Fujita, C. Reichl, W. Wegscheider, and L. M. K. Vandersypen
Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 033101 (2018), DOI:10.1063/1.5031034
(code: https://github.com/QuTech-Delft/qtt)

2. Efficiently measuring a quantum device using machine learning
Authors: D.T. Lennon, H. Moon, L.C. Camenzind, Liuqi Yu, D.M. Zumbühl, G.A.D. Briggs, M.A. Osborne, E.A. Laird, and N. Ares
(code: https://github.com/returnddd/CVAE_for_QE/)

Recommended with a commentary by Anton Akhmerov, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology
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Trails of Mobile Majoranas in an Iron Chalcogenide?

1. Signature of Dispersing 1D Majorana Channels in an Iron-based Superconductor
Authors: Zhenyu Wang, Jorge Olivares Rodriguez, Martin Graham, G. D. Gu, Taylor Hughes, Dirk K. Morr, and Vidya Madhavan

2. Evidence for Helical Hinge Zero Modes in an Fe-Based Superconductor
Authors: Mason J. Gray, Josef Freudenstein, Shu Yang F. Zhao, Ryan O’Connor, Samuel Jenkins, Narendra Kumar, Marcel Hoek, Abigail Kopec, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Ruidan Zhong, G. D. Gu, and K. S. Burch

Recommended with a commentary by Fa Wang, Peking University
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Surfing on (or drowning under?) the threshold

Memories from the ergodic phase: the awkward dynamics of spherical mixed p-spin models
Authors: G. Folena, S. Franz, and F. Ricci-Tersenghi

Recommended with a commentary by Francesco Zamponi, Laboratoire de Physique de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure
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X-ray Fourier holography of free-flying nanoparticles

Femtosecond X-ray Fourier holography imaging of free-flying nanoparticles
Authors: Tais Gorkhover, Anatoli Ulmer, Ken Ferguson, Max Bucher, Filipe R. N. C. Maia, Johan Bielecki, Tomas Ekeberg, Max F. Hantke, Benedikt J. Daurer, Carl Nettelblad, Jakob Andreasson, Anton Barty, Petr Bruza, Sebastian Carron, Dirk Hasse, Jacek Krzywinski, Daniel S. D. Larsson, Andrew Morgan, Kerstin Mühlig, Maria Müller, Kenta Okamoto, Alberto Pietrini, Daniela Rupp, Mario Sauppe, Gijs van der Schot, Marvin Seibert, Jonas A. Sellberg, Martin Svenda, Michelle Swiggers, Nicusor Timneanu, Daniel Westphal, Garth Williams, Alessandro Zani, Henry N. Chapman, Gyula Faigel, Thomas Möller, Janos Hajdu, and Christoph Bostedt
Nature Photonics 12, 150 (2018), DOI:10.1038/s41566-018-0110-y

Recommended with a commentary by J. B. Hastings, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
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Is the undoped cuprate a simple antiferromagnet?

Giant thermal Hall conductivity from neutral excitations in the pseudogap phase of cuprates
Authors: Gaël Grissonnanche, Anaëlle Legros, Sven Badoux, Etienne Lefrançois, Victor Zatko, Maude Lizaire, Francis Laliberté, Adrien Gourgout, Jianshi Zhou, Sunseng Pyon, Tomohiro Takayama, Hidenori Takagi, Shimpei Ono, Nicolas Doiron-Leyraud, and Louis Taillefer
arXiv: 1901.03104

Recommended with a commentary by Dung-Hai Lee, U.C. Berkeley
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A River Through Quantum Hall Valleys

Interacting multi-channel topological boundary modes in a quantum Hall valley system
Authors: Mallika T. Randeria, Kartiek Agarwal, Benjamin E. Feldman, Hao Ding, Huiwen Ji, R. J. Cava, S. L. Sondhi, Siddharth A. Parameswaran, and Ali Yazdani
Nature 566, 363-367 (2019)

Recommended with a commentary by Liang Fu, MIT
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Quantum Simulation of Gauge Theories and Inflation

1. Self-Verifying Variational Quantum Simulation of the Lattice Schwinger Model
Authors: Christian Kokail, Christine Maier, Rick van Bijnen, Tiff Brydges, Manoj K. Joshi, Petar Jurcevic, Christine A. Muschik, Pietro Silvi, Rainer Blatt, Christian F. Roos, and Peter Zoller

2. Probing quantum critical dynamics on a programmable Rydberg simulator
Authors: Alexander Keesling, Ahmed Omran, Harry Levine, Hannes Bernien, Hannes Pichler, Soonwon Choi, Rhine Samajdar, Sylvain Schwartz, Pietro Silvi, Subir Sachdev, Peter Zoller, Manuel Endres, Markus Greiner, Vladan Vuletić, and Mikhail D. Lukin
Nature 568, 207 (2019)

3. A Rapidly Expanding Bose-Einstein Condensate: An Expanding Universe in the Lab
Authors: S. Eckel, A. Kumar, T. Jacobson, I. B. Spielman, and G. K. Campbell
Phys. Rev. X, 8, 021021 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Steven M. Girvin, Yale Quantum Institute
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Dancing is allowed in steady-states

Non-equilibrium systems have steady-state distributions and non-steady dynamics
Author: Tanniemola B. Liverpool

Recommended with a commentary by Ramin Golestanian, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Göttingen) and University of Oxford
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Evidence of an anomalous metallic phase in a high temperature superconducting device

Quantum coherence across bosonic superconductor-anomalous metal-insulator transitions
Authors: Chao Yang, Yi Liu, Yang Wang, Liu Feng, Qianmei He, Jian Sun, Yue Tang, Chunchun Wu, Jie Xiong, Wanli Zhang, Xi Lin, Hong Yao, Haiwen Liu, Gustavo Fernandes, Jimmy Xu, James M. Valles Jr., Jian Wang, and Yanrong Li

Recommended with a commentary by Steven A. Kivelson, Stanford University
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Phase diagram of the triangular lattice Hubbard model

Observation of a chiral spin liquid phase of the Hubbard model on the triangular lattice: a density matrix renormalization group study
Authors: Aaron Szasz, Johannes Motruk, Michael P. Zaletel, Joel E. Moore

Recommended with a commentary by T. Senthil, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Nucleosomes as treadmills

Chromatin remodelers couple inchworm motion with twist-defect formation to slide nucleosomal DNA
Authors: Giovanni B. Brandani, Shoji Takada
PlOS Comput Biol 14, e1006512 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Helmut Schiessel, Leiden University
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Jamming Aspherical Cows

1. Universality of jamming of nonspherical particles
Authors: C. Brito, H. Ikeda, P. Urbani, M. Wyart, F. Zamponi
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. 116, 11736-11741 (2018)

2. Translational and orientational glass transitions in the large-dimensional limit : a generalized replicated liquid theory and an application to patchy colloids
Authors: H. Yoshino

Recommended with a commentary by Patrick Charbonneau, Duke University
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Fractional Quantum Hall from Overlap of Electron-Hole Bands

Fractional Excitonic Insulator
Authors: Yichen Hu, Jörn W. F. Venderbos, C. L. Kane
Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 126601 (2018), arXiv:1806.05681

Recommended with a commentary by Ashvin Vishwanath, Harvard University
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New correlated phenomena in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene/s

1. Tuning superconductivity in twisted bilayer graphene
Authors: Matthew Yankowitz, Shaowen Chen, Hryhoriy Polshyn, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, David Graf, Andrea F. Young, Cory R. Dean
Science 24 Jan 2019: eaav1910

2. Emergent ferromagnetism near three-quarters filling in twisted bilayer graphene
Authors: Aaron L. Sharpe, Eli J. Fox, Arthur W. Barnard, Joe Finney, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, M. A. Kastner, David Goldhaber-Gordon

3. Cascade of superconducting domes and magnetic order around quarter filling in magic angle bilayer graphene
Authors: Dmitri Efetov, ICFO – Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques
KITP Correlations in Moire Flat Bands program, Jan 22 2019

Recommended with a commentary by Michael Zaletel, University of California, Berkeley
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